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Myanmar army chief defies UN calls, defends crackdown on Rohingya

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SHAFAQNA - Myanmar's army chief has defended an ongoing crackdown against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims minority in Rakhine State after the UN pledged to probe a campaign of killing and torture by security forces there. Army chief…

Rohingya Muslims recount speak of sufferings in Myanmar

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SHAFAQNA - The Rohingya Muslims, who fled persecution in Myanmar, recount their ordeals back at home, where they were subject to torture, rape and violence by the military. Upon arrival in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees are rushing to…

Lives of Rohingya Muslims mean nothing to UN

SAHAFQNA - The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has voiced concern about expulsion of all Rohingya Muslims from the Southeast Asian country. The international community says a lot but does nothing to save the lives of Rohingya…

UN expert warns Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar has expressed concern that the Southeast Asian country may be seeking to "expel" all members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community from its territory. Addressing the UN Human Rights…